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Re: Re: Danae Racemosa (Alexandrian Laurel)

Message from Anna

In forum: Danae racemosa

Thanks for that Patricia. I had actually seen that but wondered if any one might have had any experience of growing it as I believed it was less hardy than that. I think we'll find a nice shelterd corner for it and give it a go!

  • Posted: Sun. 1st July 2012 12:02

Re: Danae Racemosa (Alexandrian Laurel)

Message from Patricia Jones

In forum: Danae racemosa

If you put it in the "Plants I have" list it will give you the growing conditions needed, It is hardy but needs shelter.

  • Posted: Tue. 26th June 2012 16:14

Danae Racemosa (Alexandrian Laurel)

Question from Anna

In forum: Danae racemosa

Has any one living north of Watford had any success with this shrub? I believe flower arrangers call it soft ruscus. We are hoping to grow it in the church garden to be used, eventually, for that purpose. I am wondering if it would be hardy enough for north lincs., not too far from the coast. I would be very grateful for any comments or suggestions. Thanks.

  • Posted: Mon. 25th June 2012 22:15

Re: Wind Break

Message from Judi Samuels Garden Design

In forum: Garden design

Hi Tara, I wonder if you could post us a photo as well. I was listening to Gardeners World on Radio 4 yesterday and Bob Flowerdew was talking about this very thing with the other panelists. As Bob suggested yesterday in GW, do consider using Leylandii because they are very hardy and wind resisting, excellent screening and if kept well pruned (Annually) can be the perfect wind break. Just bear in mind how much space you have for planting and plant growth over the years. You may also wish to consider alternative evergreen planting that brings colour and berries to the front and sides of your house, eg: Photinia or Laurel (of which there are smaller varieties that are both strong and beautiful eg Danae racemosa (Alexandrian laurel). You could try alternate planting because the Leylandii roots will act as anchors in the ground. Mixed planting will give great visual interest, have you visited (online) Hedge Nursery? They have a wonderful array of hedging options.
Best wishes, Judi.. :-)

  • Posted: Mon. 30th January 2012 07:25

Shady Corner

Message from Jason Lock

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

The plant design that I would suggest for your 'dreary corner' would be the following list not all reds and yellows as you suggest but would grown in what you describe as dry shade. Before I get to the list also consider painting the walls a bright colour - may be a warm cream which will take you eye of the drabness of the block work and brick work.

Plants suitable for dry shade would be:

Berberis vars
Bergenia vars
Brunnera vars
Danae racemosa
Euonymous vars
Hardy Geraniums
Iris foetidissima (seeds poisonous)
Lonicera vars
Mahonia Vars
Osmanthus x burkwoodii
Pulmonaria vars
Ribes in variety

I hope this helps. Although you sent a picture it would be a best for you to perhaps seek the advice of s designer to make the best use of the space. It need not be expensive the best way to get to a qualified designer would be to contact the Society of Garden Designers on the link below www.sgd.org.uk

Jason Lock MSGD

  • Posted: Sat. 21st March 2009 10:56